United Surgical Partners International (USPI) has appointed Brett Brodnax, President and Chief Development Officer of USPI, as CEO, effective immediately.
Brodnax, a 19-year veteran of USPI, succeeds Bill Wilcox, who will continue in his role as Chairman of USPI and as a Vice Chairman of Tenet. Brodnax will report to Ron Rittenmeyer, Tenet’s Executive Chairman and CEO.
Wilcox said, “Brett’s appointment is well-deserved recognition of the great contributions and leadership he has provided to USPI during his nearly 20-year tenure. Among his many accomplishments, Brett helped to pioneer USPI’s partnership strategy, which has significantly contributed to the growth of the company and earned him deep respect among prominent health systems and physicians across the country. He has also worked to instill a culture of top-notch quality and service, which has afforded us much success as an organization.”
Rittenmeyer said, “Brett has been a key driver in the evolution of USPI into the successful company it is today, and I am confident it will continue to thrive under his leadership. We are also extremely grateful to Bill, who has done an incredible job serving as CEO for more than 14 years, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his guidance and contributions in his role as Vice Chairman of Tenet.”
Brodnax said, “Bill has been a true mentor and friend to me over the years and has skillfully led USPI with integrity and an unwavering focus on our mission. I am committed to continuing to build on Bill’s legacy, ensuring we stay true to our mission of treating each and every patient and their family members as if they were our own. I’m excited to build upon USPI’s history of delivering the highest quality care and service to the patients and communities we have the privilege of serving. USPI is a great company because of our people, our physicians and our health system partners, and I am honored to serve as CEO.”